The Kashmir Law and Justice Project (KLJP) has issued a new report, Complete Injustice: The Indian Supreme Court and the Misrule of Law in Kashmir. It challenges dominant narratives about Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir, India and the prevailing international order.
Specifically, this report critically analyzes the conduct of the Indian Supreme Court with respect to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir and the fundamental rights of the people of that occupied region. It explores an array of issues, including disinformation, lawfare, colonialism, democratic authoritarianism, marginalization, censorship, supremacism, impunity and international complicity in grave violations since 1947, offering a grounded, critical perspective on systemic failure.
The report’s contents are:
- The Misrule of Law: Confronting a Dominant Narrative
- Instruments of Illegality: "Legalizing" Occupation, Annexation and Colonization
- Sage, Savior, Inside Man: MC Mahajan and India`s Criminal Course of Conduct in IAJK
- Capricious, Not Arbitrary: The Supreme Court`s Jurisprudence Legalizing India`s Criminal Course of Conduct in IAJK
- Denying Liberty: The Supreme Court`s Jurisprudence on Arbitrary Detention in IAJK
- Killing with Impunity: The Supreme Court`s Jurisprudence on Extrajudicial Killing in IAJK
- Abusing to Control: The Supreme Court`s Jurisprudence on Rape, Maiming and Persecution in IAJK
- Coddling India`s Collective Conscience: The Supreme Court`s Jurisprudence of Condoning Violence Targeting Kashmiris
- Apex Lawfare
The report also deals with several land issues on pages 85–87.
Photo on front page: An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as Kashmiri Muslims offer Friday prayers on a street outside a local mosque in Srinagar on 16 August 2019. Source: Mukhtar Khan, one of three Associated Press photographers to win the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in feature photography for their work in occupied Kashmir following the Indian annexation. The three AP photographers were Dar Yasin, Mukhtar Khan and Channi Anand. Image on this page: Cover of the KLJP report.